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The Washington High School boys soccer team clearly is back. The Rams won the Arizona Soccer Showcase tournament, hosted in late-December. The team is looking for another postseason berth, as is customary under 25-year head coach Adam Roberts.

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Buckeye Union High School graduate Kole Calhoun called signing a two-year deal with the D-backs “a dream come true.”

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At right around the NHL season’s midway point, the Arizona Coyotes are firmly entrenched in the playoff picture. At 24-16-4 with 50 points through 44 games, Arizona was in second place in the Western Conference Pacific Division standings, just two points behind division-leading Las Vegas.

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Ohio State head coach Ryan Day shouted a thundering “no,” toward the referee. Restrained by another Ohio State staffer, Day soon saw his team’s strong start to the College Football Playoff semifinal evaporate after the game’s most monumental call.

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Before most players in the National Football League wore a pro jersey, they had to put on a college jersey. Before they wore college colors, they probably donned a high school jersey. Before that, many wore youth football jerseys.

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Jakob Chychrun says the heartbreaking end to the Arizona Coyotes’ 2018-2019 season fueled the fire to make the current one a success. 

Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence’s talent shone both through the air and on the ground in the Tigers' 29-23 victory over Ohio State in the PlayStation Fiesta Bowl on Saturday at State Farm Stadium.

As No. 3 Clemson football, one of the nation’s top offensive teams, prepares to battle No. 2 Ohio State in the PlayStation Fiesta Bowl on December 28 in Glendale, the offense will be looking to score at a high rate.

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Nine football players from the West Valley were nominated for the Ed Doherty Award, given to the player recognized as the best in Arizona by the Grand Canyon State Gridiron Club. Fifty-six Arizona students were nominated for special season-long and single-game performances throughout the foo…

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Hunter Krasa had an interview to do, a car that needed gas and a suitcase that still needed to be packed. But, first, a run. Before he packed and left for a Foot Locker invitational race in California, he needed to get a run in.

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There is a lot to observe at an Ironwood High boys’ basketball practice, and some of the first takeaways have nothing to do with the X’s and O’s of the sport itself. There is a lot of noise, both coming from coaches trying to frazzle players while practicing free throws or the players themse…

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With a goal to improve gender diversity in the world of baseball scouting, the Women’s Sports School held a five-day event including the opportunity to learn from several baseball professionals.

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Daniel Matheson, a junior swimmer for Sunrise Mountain, was one of a select few athletes across the United States to work out for several days at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado from Oct. 24-27.

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Just a year removed from a devastating loss on the road to a championship title, the No. 6 Sunnyslope volleyball team celebrated its much-anticipated championship win, defeating No. 1 Millennium 15-25, 25-21, 25-18, 14-25 and 16-14 in the 2019 AIA 5A Girls Volleyball Championship Final.

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The dirt spread across the Mountain Ridge football players’ all-white uniforms just minutes after the conclusion of their season appeared a metaphor for the digging the Mountain Lions did to get to the playoffs.

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The No. 2 ranked Cactus Cobras advanced to the 4A conference quarterfinals courtesy of a 43-6 drubbing over the No. 15 Tempe Buffaloes on Friday, Nov. 9. Senior quarterback Conner Cordts paved the way with six total touchdowns.

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Just a year removed from a devastating loss in this same situation, the No. 6 Sunnyslope volleyball team celebrated a championship, defeating No. 1 Millennium 15-25, 25-21, 25-18, 14-25, 16-14 in the 2019 AIA 5A Girls Volleyball Championship Final.

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The dirt spread across the Mountain Ridge football players’ all-white uniforms just minutes after the conclusion of their season appeared a metaphor the digging the Mountain Lions did to get to the playoffs.

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Each Greenway High volleyball player had a pair of ribbons on their shoes in the team’s 3-2 senior night victory over Thunderbird High. The defending 4A state champions had a motto on each foot.

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Conner Cordts, the senior quarterback for Cactus High, is building on last year’s success and taking major steps as a player and leader on the field.

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Boasting a 6-2 record and a legitimate shot to reach the 4A playoffs in back-to-back seasons, the Glendale High football team is in unfamiliar territory, based on its history.

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The story of Mountain Ridge football’s surprising turnaround season starts with senior linebacker Tommy Ellis.

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You cannot tell the story of Mountain Ridge football’s surprising turnaround season without mentioning senior linebacker Tommy Ellis.

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Greenway High football brought back most of its starting defensive core from last season. Coach Ed Cook said he could tell as far back as spring practices last school year the unit could be special, as long as the unit could “keep it simple.”

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Will Haskell Jr., junior quarterback for Glendale’s  Ironwood High School Eagles football team, never even envisioned himself playing the position, much less a dual-threat starter with dreams of competing at the next level.

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Just five years ago, Lyndsey Fry was on the ice in Sochi, Russia. As a member of the 2014 United States women’s hockey team at the Winter Olympics, Fry had the opportunity to play on the sport’s biggest stage and helped lead Team USA to a silver medal. Fry was the only player on the team’s r…

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With a 34-man roster that includes 14 international players from 10 countries, Grand Canyon’s soccer team has turned diversity into a team strength, despite the challenges that come with a collection of players from different cultural backgrounds.

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Before Kliff Kingsbury made the move from Lubbock, Texas, to Arizona in 2019, Whitney Norman did the exact same  in 2013, sparked out of a high school visit to see a childhood friend in Chandler.

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It has been a while since Sunnyslope badminton has lost a match, and even longer since it suffered a playoff defeat. The Vikings have captured state titles for three consecutive seasons and went a perfect 14-0 in their 2018 campaign.

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Last season, a young Arizona Coyotes team came within four points of a playoff berth, finishing just behind the Colorado Avalanche. And with several prospects waiting in the wings, the organization is about to get even younger.

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Jabz Boxing, a boxing fitness center for women located at 6645 W. Bell Road in Glendale, is filled with several ladies punching, weaving, doing ab workouts and more on a Thursday afternoon with fast-paced music blaring out of the facility’s stereo.

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The Arizona Coyotes recently signed forward Clayton Keller to an eight-year contract extension through the 2027-2028 seasons. As per club policy, terms of the contract were not disclosed.

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For a Mountain Ridge team that went winless in 2018, and carried a multiple-season, 16-game losing streak into the current football season, a 2-0 start in 2019 — Ridge’s first such opening since 2010 — would seem satisfying.

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At 35 and 22, respectively, Larry Fitzgerald and Christian Kirk are at opposite ends of their respective NFL career spectrums. But that age gap didn’t keep the Arizona Cardinals receivers from reacting in the same way to the sudden retirement of 29-year-old Indianapolis Colts quarterback And…

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